Hyundai's first sub-compact SUV - the Venue reportedly seems to be in huge demand. According to the South Korean automaker, the company has already received over 50,000 bookings for the vehicle. The company has also claimed that over 35 percent of the customers have shown interest for DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) model. As a reminder, the car maker launched the Venue SUV in India at a price tag of Rs 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom India). Hyundai Kona Electric SUV Catches Fire; Explodes To Blow Off Garage Door in Canada.
It is Hyundai's first attempt in the competitive sub-compact SUV and it takes on Maruti's popular Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport.
As far as the mechanical front is concerned, the 2019 Hyundai Venue sub-compact SUV is offered with engine options. The first engine is a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit that makes 118 bhp of maximum power @6000 rpm against 172Nm of torque. The second unit is a 1.2-litre petrol mill capable of making 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm with 115Nm @ 4000 rpm.
The last engine is a 1.4-litre oil burner that makes maximum power of 89 bhp @ 4000 rpm against 220Nm of torque. Transmission duties are carried out by 6-speed manual, 5-speed manual and 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
According to the last month sale figures, the Hyundai Venue is slotted at the second position in the C2 segment, which is just behind Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Moreover, the South Korean automaker holds 21 percent of market share in the SUV space with combined sales of Creta, Venue and Tucson.